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Quercus marilandicaQuercus marilandica

blackjack oak, Jack oak

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 35-50'
Spread: 35-50'
Flowers: Apr.-Jun.; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; tan brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: yellow/brown

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: 4.6-5.6
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

open, dry woodlands, ridges, slopes, and sandy flatwoods

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont *
States: MD DE PA WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

acorns food for wildlife, leaves may persist into winter



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1205.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004